Classroom Interaction and Social Learning: From Theory to Practice

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Kristiina Kumpulainen, David Wray
Psychology Press, 2002 - Education - 170 pages
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Today's classroom presents a wealth of opportunities for social interaction amongst pupils, leading to increased interest in teachers and researchers into the social nature of learning.
While classroom interaction can be a valuable tool for learning, it does not necessarily lead to useful learning experiences. Through case studies, this book highlights the use of new analytical methodologies for studying the content and patterns of children's interactions and how these contribute to their construction of knowledge.
Classroom Interaction and Social Learning will be of interest to students and in service teachers and researchers concerned with classroom discourse and learning.
 

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Contents

Classroom interaction learning and teaching
9
Perspectives on social interation and learning
17
An introduction to a method of analysis
31
PARTD
41
The nature of peer interaction during collaborative
57
The dynamics of peer interaction in a geometrical
88
The nature of students social interaction
104
PART
133
References
151
Index
166
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David Wray taught in primary schools for 10 years and is currently Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Warwick. He has published over 40 books on aspects of literacy teaching and is best known for his work on developing teaching strategies to help pupils access the curriculum through literacy. His work was made an integral part of the National Literacy Strategy in England at both primary (1997) and secondary (2001) levels. More recently he has acted as consultant to a number of electronic learning projects and has begun new research programs exploring the importance and teaching of handwriting, and the use of mobile learning devices.

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